The integration of the ASP.NET 2.0 Membership API resulted in a technical dilemma known as a “breaking” change. Essentially this occurs when the primary interfaces of a platform are modified in a way that does not preserve compatibility with previous versions. As a result, extensions that were developed against previous versions will no longer function with the new version. In the case of DotNetNuke it meant that version 2.0 modules would need to be modified in order for them to work with the new platform, now identified as version 3.0.
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Shaun Walker has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Shaun is the original creator of DotNetNuke, a Web Application Framework which is one of the pioneering open source software applications native to the Microsoft platform. He was one of the original founders of DNN Corp, a commercial software company providing products, services, and technical support for DotNetNuke, which raised 3 rounds of venture capital from top tier Silicon Valley investors. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Outercurve Foundation, and is currently the Chairman of the Advisory Council for Microsoft's .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Partner and CTO at Arrow Digital.